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''What do you do for a living?'' your original answers

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  1. ORM

    ORM Power Member

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    I bet you, (full-time marketers) , had to answer the same question over and over again: ''What do you do for a living?''
    Usually I just say to people that I'm in adult movie business or drug dealing etc.

    Whats your most original/humoristic answer to that question?

    Bring it on :)
     
  2. MacallanPlease

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    There's a right way and a wrong way for sure...

    "I operate a website that helps thousands of cancer patients and their families each month find treatment and financial resources."
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    "When someone finds out they have mesothelioma and have 8 months to live, I selll their contact information to the highest bidding law firm."
     
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  3. PandaDomo

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    Sometimes, I just tell people I sell drugs or traffic small children.

    I gave up at a certain point when my friends asked me how I earned my money, I just decided it was easier to let them think whatever shady things they thought :p
     
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  4. Conor

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    Funny enough, I see this thread topic more often than I get asked that question. Now there's a big number to consider ;)
     
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  5. mickyfu

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    That was your first post? Nice.


    I don;t say SEO, I don't say internet, I don't say I run my own business, I don't say marketing. I went to a lecture in my uni about how to sell yourself. He stressed benefits over features.

    So like Macallan said, "Helping people find the most relevant information when searching online" Rather than "Optimising websites to the top of Google"
     
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    I tell them the truth - I pass traffic on other websites and take a cut for doing it
     
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    Every time I try and explain to someone (relative, friend, etc) what I do, I get more questions, which I patiently try and answer (sigh).

    Now, I just say to people "I help companies get to the top of Google", even though my only client is... me. ;)

    That seems to stop the "probing" questions. To date, nobody has asked, "How do you do that?". So I'm sticking with it.
     
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  9. ORM

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    I will use this for sure! :D good one
     
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    I live in my grandmas basement, I smoke, drink, eat pizza, and don't forget the most important part... I yell at little kids over xbox.
     
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  12. mickyfu

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    Then you get the bog standard"why don't they just do it themselves".

    The reason why I do not bother explaining myself to others.
     
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    I usually say I "move bricks" in a sarcastic way. People usually don't keep asking after i say that.
     
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    I usually sum up what I do in a couple sentences. If it doesn't sink in then I just say "the internet sends me money".

    I get asked the question far too often by people who wouldn't understand what I do and how I do it after an hour of explaining. I'd rather save my breath :)
     
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  16. mickyfu

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    You will find the look of disgust you get from the asker is lesser than if you say you work online.
     
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    "I'm the teenage girl you jerked off in the chatroom with." Usually it gets silent after that.....

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